Now that the New England Patriots have replaced cornerback Aqib Talib, who left the Patriots to sign a six-year, $57 million deal with the Denver Broncos, with an even better play in former New York Jets’ and Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ cornerback Darrelle Revis, they can move on to other needs.
Although they badly need wide receivers and have been connected with free agents Brandon LaFell and Jason Avant and hope to re-sign Julian Edelman, the Patriots will be an unlikely host to another cornerback on Thursday, according to Mark Ockerbloom of Fox 25 News in Boston.
— Mark OckerbloomFox25 (@ocktalks) March 13, 2014
Browner has been one of the most controversial players in the league.
After going undrafted in 2005, Browner had an unsuccessful stint with the Denver Broncos and wound up in Canada with the Calgary Stampeeders from 2007-2010. He latched on with the Seahawks in 2011 and was fantastic, recording 51 tackles and picking off six passes in his first season.
Browner was excellent again in 2012, but missed four games due to a suspension for violating the NFL’s PED policy.
Browner was suspended again in 2013 for missing drug tests and played in just eight games.
He has been reinstated by the NFL but must sit out the first four games of the 2014 season.